Jun 5, 2011 - 1:53 PM
I'll venture my opinions on these three sites. Please note that all of this is my opinion only! I find the views from Schynige Platte and Schilthorn more compelling than the views from Jungfraujoch. You have 360 degree vistas with the first two, with the latter you are atop the tallest mountain and looking down with a reduced scope of view. You also spend a great deal of time in the train in a tunnel on the way up, whereas with SP and Schilthorn you have a great view all the way to the top. I find the main draw of the Jungfraujoch ascent is the engineering miracle of the train and the facility itself, and the fact that you are atop a permanent glacier. If you do make the trip up, be sure to take the short walk out to the Mönchsblick Hütte, where you will have a different view and the experience of visiting a true (although quite upscale) alpine hut.
Depending on how long you will be in the region the chances of you getting three clear days to make all three of these ascents is somewhat small, so I'd prioritize them. My priority would be 1) Schilthorn, 2) SP, 3) Jungfraujoch.
And if you get "peaked out" spend half a day cruising Lake Brienz instead! :-)
anandrajk said: Thanks. I am just concerned if we would get too bored with the trains and mt view tops because we are planning to go up Schithorn and then finally Jungfrauyoch as well.